Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention
Termites are looking for wood to infest, whether that be inside or outside your home. These insects will readily infest items in your backyard if they are provided with a source of cellulose to feed on.
Many things in your yard may be susceptible to termites, including your deck, patio, piles of lumber, shed, and more. Thankfully, preventing termites in your garden and yard requires many of the same methods as preventing them in your home.
How to Prevent Termites Outside in Knoxville
If termites find a source of wood to feed on in your lawn or garden, they will take it! Make sure to address the following items in your yard to keep termites away:
- Stacks of firewood or lumber. You should never let piles of firewood touch the soil in your yard. Instead, make sure to store them several inches above the ground.
- Tree roots, dead trees, or decaying stumps. Termites will actively seek out rotting wood, so removing it promptly is of the essence.
- Standing water or poor drainage issues. Moist, wet environments are extremely suited for termites. Promptly fix any moisture or drainage issues you may have.
- Decaying wood on your deck or patio. Letting your outdoor space suffer from decay or rot is an easy way to attract termites. Make sure to apply treatment and, if possible, have support beams touching concrete rather than dirt.
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Getting Rid of Termites in Your Lawn or Garden
The thought of chemical-laden termite treatments outdoors in your garden may be concerning. Thankfully, there are a number of more eco-friendly ways to protect your yard from termites, including orange oil, cardboard traps, diatomaceous earth, nematodes, boric acid, and more. When you already have an infestation, it’s best to call a pest control company who knows how to properly treat your yard without killing off your garden. In fact, Sentricon can be safely used in your lawn and garden as a termite control option. To learn more, contact the experts at Russell’s Pest Control today!
Lawn and Garden Termite Prevention in Knoxville TN
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